Episode 340 – Barrel Heat
Our passion for barrel-aged beers doesn’t disappear in August – it achieves a steady simmer below the surface, always ready to unleash itself when the opportunity arises. For this episode we have five barrel-aged beers – all different styles of beer and all from local breweries, four of which we interviewed when they were just starting out in the Chicago-area craft scene, so long ago. Other talking points include the further bastardization of the term “sour” in beer; an embarrassing mask faux pas committed by Ryan; how to capture Craig in full Funko form; and a controversial stance on chocolate chip pancakes that’ll have the fan forums absolutely flush with debate. Feel feel feel feel feel…feel my barrel heat.
Dovetail Brewery – Quetsche 2020 (Blend of spontaneous beers fermented in oak with Italian plums)
Revolution Brewing Company – Mixed Berry Ryeway (Rye whiskey barrel-aged ryewine w/ blackberry, raspberry, boysenberry, and cranberry)
On Tour Brewing Company – Barton Hall (Barrel-aged Scotch ale)
Imperial Oak Brewing – Quiet Giant – Double Barrel 2020 (Bourbon and rum barrel-aged imperial stout)
Lo Rez Brewing/Delilah’s – Delilah’s Woodie Rascal 9000 – Jimmy (Brown ale aged in single barrel Wild Turkey barrels)